We've moved!

We're happy to announce that with the change to Pine Technical & Community College, our website has moved to www.pine.edu!

We recommend updating your bookmarks to the new domain. We'll be phasing out our pinetech.edu domain in the coming months and the information below may not be current.

Go to the new website now!

Academic Skills Center

Academic Skills Center

The ASC provides free on campus tutoring services to assist PTC students in becoming independent learners who can then go on to achieve their personal goals. Contact the Academic Skills Center as soon as you feel like you're having difficulty with a class. Don't wait until the end of the semester.

Erin White
Academic Skills Center Director
Monday- Friday 8:00-2:30
Phone: 320-629-4574 Email:whitee@pinetech.edu 


Fall  2014 tutoring schedule coming soon!!



APPLY online at http://www.pinetech.edu/financial-aid/student-employment or stop by the ASC Monday- Friday 8:00-2:30 and talk to Erin


Online Tutoring Resources

Online resources for Math, Biology, English, Algebra.

Services Offered at the Academic Skills Center

Tutoring services are offered at no charge to all current PTC students. Tutors will assist when needed and help students gain the study skills required to be successful in class. All tutoring is provided by peer tutors. Peer Tutors are students who have taken the courses, received high grades, and been recommended by instructors.

D2L assistance- Need help logging into D2l, posting a discussion, or using the drop box? ASC staff and tutors are available to assist students with D2L.

Basic computer assistance- Not sure how to make a PowerPoint presentation, save a Word document to RTF, or how to save your paper to a jump drive? Not sure what the student portal is or how to access your PTC email. Just ask!

A place to study- ASC is open Monday- Friday 8:00-2:30 for all students to study. The ASC has a wide variety of textbooks and computers for student use. Stop in and see what you have been missing.

Group work- The ASC is a great place to meet your classmates to work on group projects. Computers are available.

Study Tips - Most college courses are designed to enhance critical thinking skills and require you to apply knowledge in new ways. Tutors can help with study tips and strategies. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Study Skills for more tips.

Time Management-Successful students have good time management skills including prioritizing, self discipline, goal setting and techniques that help to control procrastination. Stop in and find out what you can do to improve your time management skills. Also, visit GPS LifePlan on Time Management for more tips. Try this great Assignment Calculator tool.

Student Responsibilities

To get the most out of your tutoring session come prepared. Follow this tip sheet to maximize your tutoring session.
Peer Tutors are not substitutes for your instructors, so they will not re-lecture your course material, they will assist you with learning the material in a different format. Tutors can help with brainstorming ideas, researching topics, thesis statements, outlines, topic sentences, and grammar for your research paper. Tutors will not do your work for you.

Student Success Workshop

PTC staff and faculty hold free seminars/workshops that teach tips about time management, stress management, studying, test-taking, the college environment overall, how to navigate Desire2Learn (D2L) -- the college's "virtual campus," and much more.